Art Con Changes Tune – Hanks Thomas Scam

The good thing about those pathetic art scammers has been that their story never changes. They’re moving from place A to place B, they need some of your wonderful art to hang in their new home, and for some strange reason the stupid woman is always pregnant (God help the world if these people do actually breed).Continue Reading

Jeff Carter at Expressmover and Janet Gillian

Just a quick post to try and rank on Google for two active art scammers at the moment. I have been getting emails and new comments on old art scammer posts about “Janet Gillian” and “Jeff Carter” of Expressmover.

Janet Francis has magically morphed into Janet Gillian and is busy trying to scam artists at the moment.

Jeff Carter of Expressmover or Express Mover has been their imaginary delivery man for a while now. Expressmover is a fictional mover invented by a Janet or a Jeff.. who knows. The names are not so important, it’s their method of scamming artists which is most important. Janet Francis turns into Janet Gillian and Expressmover might be Express Packages next week.Continue Reading

There’s more than One Crystal Moll

I don’t know if art scammers have started using real artist names or it’s just a coincidence, but there is a scammer currently using the name Crystal Moll and there is an artist with the name of Crystal Moll. They’re two different people; One is a scammer, the other is an artist.Continue Reading

Nicole Danes is a Scammer

I received a few emails and comments left on the art scammers list about Nicole Danes

She/he must be hitting a lot of artists at the moment. So I’m just publishing this post so that her name and/or email address shows up on Google, letting artists know that she is a scammer.

Here’s an example of an email sent by it..Continue Reading

Update on Janet Francis (Art Scammer)

I love it when artists write to me and thank me for helping them avoid being scammed. Just yesterday I mentioned the art scammer Janet Francis and today I received an email from an artist thanking me for it.

Janet Francis even has her movers contact artists by email to make the whole scam look so much more real. It’s funny that the movers talk like Janet Francis too.Continue Reading

Example of an Art Scammer (cockroach)

Here’s an example of a cockroach at work. This particular cockroach calls herself Janet Francis ( ) See a list of cockroaches here.Continue Reading

New Type of Scam from Nigeria

Here’s a new type of scam that I came across yesterday. I received an email from what looked like an artist that I listed in an art directory that I look after. I was suspicious immediately, but they did a lot of things right, which could have fooled those that are new to the internet (or much more trusting of people than I am).Continue Reading

Interested Your Artworks… Kindly remove my name from you List ASAP

One of the problems with trying to do something good is that the people trying to do something bad don’t like you. Having an artist scammers list means that artists will appreciate it, while art scammers won’t.

I have received emails and someone left a comment about a person called “Bikram Shrestha” sending them the usual scam letters, so I listed the person and their email on the list. The artist said that a “whole group of woman artists” received the same letter from this emailContinue Reading

List of Artist Scammers and Fraudsters

I know I keep mentioning art scams and the emails that artists receive, but they continue to help artists that are new to the internet. So, I thought I would create a post with the art scammer’s name and email. I’ll update this post with new names, aliases and emails of the scummy excuses for human beings and hopefully it will prevent a lot of artists from being ripped off.

Please leave a comment on this post with the name and email of any art scam emails that you receive and I will add it to the list. If artists are suspicious and do a Google search for the person (poor excuse for one), I hope they find this post! Please link to this post and/or tell your artist friends about it.

The way they work is to send you a check/cheque that is much larger than the amount you agreed on for your art. They ask you to send the extra money back to them, just before you find out that their check is fake. Insist on using payment methods like or and they will leave you alone.


(scammers are arranged alphabetically by their first name)

Bikram Shrestha –
Claire –
Claire Pink –
Crewford –
Dave Frank –
Francis Morgan for Expressmover
Garritt Miller –
George Craige –
Henry Matt –
James Carter
Jane Francis –
Janet Brand -
Janet Rumsey –
Janet Vida –
Jeff Carter for
Jeff Moll
Jessica –
Johnson Mark –
Kim Bauer -
Lisa Benson –, and
Nicole Roane –
Precious –
Raymond Hyslop – and
Robert Cole –
Sandra Haddock -
Sandra Williams –
Steven Pallin -
Susan Cutter -
Swane Mackerel –
Tina Brown –

What to do about Art Scams

Recently an artist (Sarah) posted the comment below on this scam artists post from last year.

I am in the midst of the exact negotiations – I have actually received the certified check in the mail, from a person calling herself Nicole Roane. All the other details are the same, except that she says she is relocating to Johannesburg from the Georgia address. I also have a cell phone number for her. Continue Reading